Fay Causes Street Flooding, but No Hurricane

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Tropical Storm Fay swept ashore near Naples, Florida, this morning but no major damage has been reported.  There

An unidentified couple walk in the rain as Tropical Storm Fay approaches the Florida Keys in Big Pine Key, Fla., Monday, Aug. 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Naples, Fla. (AP) Tropical Storm Fay swept ashore near Naples, Florida, this morning but no major damage has been reported. There's some street flooding in Naples, where many businesses are going without storm shutters or other window protection.

Fay made landfall at Cape Romano, just south of Naples, at 5am Eastern time, with top sustained winds of 60 miles per hour, well below hurricane-force.

A hurricane warning has been lifted but a tropical storm warning remains in effect.

Scattered power outages include 5,800 customers on upscale Marco Island, according to collier county officials. They also said 148 people spent the night in storm shelters.

Fay could be a big rainmaker across Florida over the next few days. The storm could also spawn tornadoes.


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